This Moodle Support Group seminar will review a range of online activities designed to be self-accessed by students to support their language learning. Guest speaker Nathalie Iseli-Chan will demonstrate how she has used Moodle to provide Year 1 and Year 2 students with more practice and exposure as well as customized support. She will describe which e-tools and activities were used to involve students in their own learning process and also those that helped to build the learning community.
<p>Carl Bereiter is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and a co-founder, with Marlene Scardamalia, of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation & Technology (IKIT). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education and has been twice a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, most recently for participation in a study of the cognitive bases of educational reform.</p>
<p>Along with <a href="http://ikit.org/people/scardamalia.html" target="_blank">Marlene Scardamalia</a>, he developed CSILE, the first networked system for collaborative learning. The current version, <a href="http://www.knowledgeforum.com/" target="_blank">Knowledge Forum®</a>, is being used in innovative applications worldwide at all educational levels from primary grades to university. He has published widely on a variety of topics in instruction, cognitive psychology, and educational policy.</p>
<p>Marlene Scardamalia holds the Presidents' Chair in Education and Knowledge Technologies at <a href="http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/Home/index.html" target="_blank">OISE/University of Toronto</a> and directs IKIT,<a href="http://ikit.org/" target="_blank"> the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology</a>—a worldwide network of innovators working to advance the frontiers of knowledge building in various sectors. "Knowledge building," a term now widely used in education and knowledge management, originated with the CSILE/Knowledge Building project. Marlene led the team that created CSILE (Computer Supported Intentional Learning Environments), which was the first networked knowledge building environment for education. The second generation version of this technology, <a href="http://www.knowledgeforum.com/" target="_blank">Knowledge Forum®</a>, is in use in countries worldwide, in education, health, business, and professional organizations. Knowledge building theories, models, practices and technologies have been developed in partnership with <a href="http://ikit.org/people/bereiter.html" target="_blank">Carl Bereiter</a> and team members. Reports of recent research are available online in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology devoted to knowledge building <span>(<a href="http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/70" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/view/70</span></a>).</span></p>